Law School or the NFL?

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Law School or the NFL?

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Systematic1
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Law School or the NFL?

Postby Systematic1 » Tue May 15, 2012 11:01 pm

This guy chose law school....http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/law-school-nfl-ohio-state-linebacker-chooses-torts-190045948.html

Ohio State linebacker chooses torts over tackles
"Given today's economy, any recent college grad would consider themselves lucky to have two viable options. Andrew Sweat, former linebacker at Ohio State, does have two options, and he's choosing to be a 1L instead of an LB. He had a chance to make the Cleveland Browns roster as an undrafted free agent, but instead declared on Twitter that he was heading to law school."

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Nova
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Re: Law School or the NFL?

Postby Nova » Tue May 15, 2012 11:17 pm

I would go to the NFL first.

See Steve Young.

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Re: Law School or the NFL?

Postby RedBirds2011 » Tue May 15, 2012 11:24 pm

You can always go back to law school. You can't always go back to the NFL.

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Re: Law School or the NFL?

Postby Lawl Shcool » Tue May 15, 2012 11:30 pm

He has concussion issues, it wasn't like he was just doing it because he thought he'd be better at law.

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Re: Law School or the NFL?

Postby mattviphky » Tue May 15, 2012 11:34 pm

depends. If you mean Yale or lineman for the Redskins...then Yale. If you mean, something like T30 or kicker for the Bears...kicker all day. Kickers get money, and they don't have to do deal with long-term health issues.

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Re: Law School or the NFL?

Postby guinness1547 » Tue May 15, 2012 11:39 pm

Concussion issues and his dad already has a law firm? Easy choice.

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Re: Law School or the NFL?

Postby justonemoregame » Wed May 16, 2012 12:02 am

Linebacker for the browns? That's like a bumper car with a dead battery.

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Re: Law School or the NFL?

Postby SaintsTheMetal » Wed May 16, 2012 1:58 am

he knew he would have gotten cut

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Re: Law School or the NFL?

Postby Borg » Wed May 16, 2012 2:12 am

NFL. Sweat had better be SURE that he really wants that DEGREE, or he will really regret never finding out if he could hack it in the RED ZONE. It's no SECRET that law school is a gamble these days, so he might regret his decision if he finds that going to a non-elite institution effectively BANs him from practicing in any meaningful way. He could use his ARM AND HAMMER some receivers pretty hard, but I guess he would rather not see how long his SPEED STICKs with him before he's forced into retirement. I suppose it's admirable that he's not just some BRUT.

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Re: Law School or the NFL?

Postby Systematic1 » Wed May 16, 2012 2:38 am

Borg wrote:NFL. Sweat had better be SURE sure that he really wants that DEGREE degree, or he will really regret never finding out if he could hack it in the RED ZONE red zone. It's no SECRET secret that law school is a gamble these days, so he might regret his decision if he finds that going to a non-elite institution effectively BAN bans him from practicing in any meaningful way. He could use his ARM AND HAMMER arm and hammer some receivers pretty hard, but I guess he would rather not see how long his SPEED STICK speed sticks with him before he's forced into retirement. I suppose it's admirable that he's not just some BRUT brut.


Enough with the deoderant jokes! :evil:

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Re: Law School or the NFL?

Postby PDaddy » Wed May 16, 2012 3:11 am

This dude is a linebacker with concussion issues. If the law school is T14 or so, I say go to law school. Still, there would be an argument for going to the NFL even if he were going to HYS. If we were talking QB, FGK/P or Receiver, I would tell him to go do 4-6 years first, make a few million dollars (even a low-paid player can retire as a multimillionaire after a few years) and retire before 30 with a nice nest egg and some great contacts to employ in my second career. What about potential opportunity costs in terms of potential clients, investors, and endorsements? He could be throwing away $2M-$10M even if he is an undrafted free agent; that's not peanuts.

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Re: Law School or the NFL?

Postby dingbat » Wed May 16, 2012 10:08 am

In both careers there's a good chance you won't get a job, take hits to your person(al life), get beat up (by boss or client) and if you get cut, could have a tough time getting rehired

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Re: Law School or the NFL?

Postby Borg » Wed May 16, 2012 10:40 am

Systematic1 wrote:
Borg wrote:NFL. Sweat had better be SURE sure that he really wants that DEGREE degree, or he will really regret never finding out if he could hack it in the RED ZONE red zone. It's no SECRET secret that law school is a gamble these days, so he might regret his decision if he finds that going to a non-elite institution effectively BAN bans him from practicing in any meaningful way. He could use his ARM AND HAMMER arm and hammer some receivers pretty hard, but I guess he would rather not see how long his SPEED STICK speed sticks with him before he's forced into retirement. I suppose it's admirable that he's not just some BRUT brut.


Enough with the deoderant jokes! :evil:


Hmm, maybe you think he would have been better off playing RIGHT GUARD instead?

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Re: Law School or the NFL?

Postby BVest » Wed May 16, 2012 10:49 am

UFAs sometimes have success, but tend to end up on the practice squad if they're not cut outright, which many of them are. They make $5000/week or about $90k for the season, but none of that is guaranteed week-to-week and if you're injured, your medical for that particular injury is covered, but you're otherwise out on your ass. And even if you do go on to a long career on the practice squad, you're left with what? You don't have an NFL name to trade on; you may have made some wise investments, but there's not that much you can do with $90k a year.

If the guy has prior concussion issues (or lingering injury issues of any other sort), this seems like a no brainer, no pun intended.

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Re: Law School or the NFL?

Postby rbomb » Wed May 16, 2012 11:06 am

Has anyone heard which law school he's going to?

Google news search came up with nothing. And it would be BANANAS if I was a 1L with him at Ohio State this fall.

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Re: Law School or the NFL?

Postby score12905 » Wed May 16, 2012 11:12 am

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Re: Law School or the NFL?

Postby thewaterlanding » Wed May 16, 2012 11:16 am

RGIII plans on doing law school after the NFL. Granted, he is a franchise player and getting paid exponentially more than possibly making and playing for the Browns. That being said, I'd do NFL then Law School.

IF anything else, it's good work experience.

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Re: Law School or the NFL?

Postby Duke Silver » Wed May 16, 2012 11:18 am

rbomb wrote:Has anyone heard which law school he's going to?

Google news search came up with nothing. And it would be BANANAS if I was a 1L with him at Ohio State this fall.


I was also briefly excited, but it looks like he's not going to Moritz.

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Re: Law School or the NFL?

Postby Nova » Wed May 16, 2012 2:23 pm

score12905 wrote:
rbomb wrote:Has anyone heard which law school he's going to?

Google news search came up with nothing. And it would be BANANAS if I was a 1L with him at Ohio State this fall.


http://abovethelaw.com/2012/05/potentia ... aw-school/

The Columbus Dispatch reports that Sweat got into law school at Pittsburgh, Duquesne, West Virginia, Florida and the University of Miami.


Wow. He must really not want to compete for a roster spot.

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Re: Law School or the NFL?

Postby dougroberts » Wed May 16, 2012 2:39 pm

Nova wrote:I would go to the NFL first.

See Steve Young.


See also Justice Alan Page (MN Supreme Court, after having a Hall of Fame career in the NFL)

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Re: Law School or the NFL?

Postby bmore_md » Wed May 16, 2012 3:18 pm

As an undrafted FA he was probably just a camp blocking dummy.

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Re: Law School or the NFL?

Postby superbloom » Wed May 16, 2012 3:29 pm

Nevertheless, NFL is a pretty good soft I reckon.

ATL listed the schools he got accepted to. The best school is Florida. Put it this way, he has a better chance at making league minimum ($300k) than making around $150k in BigLaw. And that's after racking up over $100k in debt. He can always go back to law school, and if he plays for one year, or even languishes on the practice squad for a year, he can still use that to take a huge chunk out of the costs for school. He had one concussion. If he decides to choose law school over the NFL I'd worry that he still hasn't fully regained mental capacity.

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Re: Law School or the NFL?

Postby Borg » Thu May 17, 2012 1:40 am

dougroberts wrote:
Nova wrote:I would go to the NFL first.

See Steve Young.


See also Justice Alan Page (MN Supreme Court, after having a Hall of Fame career in the NFL)


I think Byron White wins. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byron_White

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Re: Law School or the NFL?

Postby bmore_md » Thu May 17, 2012 1:47 am

superbloom wrote:Nevertheless, NFL is a pretty good soft I reckon.

ATL listed the schools he got accepted to. The best school is Florida. Put it this way, he has a better chance at making league minimum ($300k) than making around $150k in BigLaw. And that's after racking up over $100k in debt. He can always go back to law school, and if he plays for one year, or even languishes on the practice squad for a year, he can still use that to take a huge chunk out of the costs for school. He had one concussion. If he decides to choose law school over the NFL I'd worry that he still hasn't fully regained mental capacity.


His family connection makes a good salary likely.




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